More information about national organizations that work to strengthen families and communities is available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website at: www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/overview/relatedorgs.cfm
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
AAP’s Section on Child Abuse and Neglect is committed to improving the care of infants, children, and youth who are maltreated by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments relating to child abuse and neglect and its prevention.
American Humane Association (AHA)
The Children’s Division of American Humane leads several national initiatives to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect, and develops programs, policies, training, research, and evaluation to strengthen families and communities and enhance child protection systems at the State and county levels.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC seeks to improve the quality of practice provided by professionals who work in child abuse and neglect by providing professional education and promoting research and practice guidelines in child maltreatment.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s mission is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families.
Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)
CSSP develops public policies and practices that strengthen families and communities. The Center coordinates the Strengthening Families Initiative, a national effort to engage early childhood providers and others that see children on a day-to-day basis in building protective factors.
Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago
Chapin Hall is a policy research center dedicated to bringing rigorous research and innovative ideas to policymakers, service providers, and funders working to improve the well-being of children.
In addition to a 24-hour National Child Abuse Hotline (1.800.4.A.CHILD), Childhelp directly serves abused children through residential treatment facilities, child advocacy centers, group homes, foster care, preschool programs, child abuse prevention programs, and community outreach.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals, as well as concerned citizens, to timely, essential information.
Child Welfare League of America (CWLA)
CWLA is an association of more than 800 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services.
Circle of Parents®
Circle of Parents, a national network of parents and statewide and regional organizations, works to prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families, and promote parent leadership through mutual self-help parent support groups and children’s programs.
Darkness to Light
Darkness to Light develops programs to educate adults about the ways to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
The Foundation’s child abuse prevention program supports a small number of national organizations and research initiatives that advance efforts to prevent the maltreatment of young children by providing services, supports, and information to families.
FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)
FRIENDS, a service of the Children’s Bureau, provides information, training, and technical assistance to federally funded Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention grantees, and serves as a resource to the rest of the child abuse prevention community.
National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds
The Alliance supports Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds at State and national levels to build and maintain a system of services, laws, and practices that strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.
National Association of Children’s Hospitals & Related Institutions (NACHRI)
NACHRI promotes the health and well-being of all children and their families through support of children’s hospitals and health systems that are committed to excellence in providing health care to children.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC strives to lead and consolidate the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children.
National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC)
NAPSAC strives to end child sexual abuse in three generations through public awareness, professional education, and advocacy to improve laws affecting children.
National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS)
NCSBS educates and trains caregivers and professionals, and supports the development of programs, public policy, and research to prevent shaking and abuse of infants.
888.273.0071 or 801.627.3399
National Children’s Alliance (NCA)
NCA provides support, training, technical assistance, and leadership on a national level to local child advocacy centers and communities responding to child abuse and neglect.
800.239.9950 or 202.548.0090
National Exchange Club (NEC) Foundation
The NEC Foundation coordinates a nationwide network of more than 100 Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers that use the parent aide program and provide support to families at risk for abuse.
800.924.2643 or 419.535.3232
National Family Preservation Network (NFPN)
NFPN provides training, tools, and resources to assist policymakers and practitioners to build on a family’s strengths and to preserve family bonds so children can be protected and nurtured at home.
National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI)
NFI strives to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with an involved, responsible, and committed father.
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC)
NHMRC’s mission is to help individuals and couples who choose marriage for themselves gain the knowledge and skills necessary to build and sustain a healthy marriage.
National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)
NICWA is a membership organization of Tribes, individuals, and private organizations that work to promote Indian child welfare and address child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development.
National Respite Network
The mission of the National Respite Network is to secure quality, accessible, planned, and crisis respite services for all families and caregivers in need of such services in order to strengthen and stabilize families and enhance child and adult safety.
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National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC)
NRFC serves as a central source for professionals and the public to learn more about the importance of responsible fatherhood and fatherhood issues.
The Nurse-Family Partnership National Office supports communities in implementing a cost-effective, evidence-based nurse home visitation program to improve outcomes for young children and their parents.
Parents Anonymous® Inc.
Parents Anonymous is a community of parents, organizations, and volunteers committed to strengthening families and communities and achieving meaningful parent leadership.
Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America)
PCA America provides leadership to promote and implement national and local prevention efforts.
Search Institute conducts research to identify what children and adolescents need to become caring, healthy, and responsible adults, and provides resources to apply this knowledge to ensure young people are valued and thrive.
Stop It Now!
Stop It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.
ZERO TO THREE
ZERO TO THREE disseminates key developmental information, trains providers, promotes model approaches and standards of practice, and works to increase public awareness about the significance of the first 3 years of life.
Authors: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Children’s Bureau, FRIENDS National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention